Questions tagged [avicenna]

Questions related to the Iranian physician and philosopher Avicenna or Ibn Sīnā (980 - 1037) and his works. His most notable works include 'Kitāb al-Šifāʾ' (The Book of Healing or 'Sufficientia') and 'al-Qānūn fī al-Ṭibb' (The Canon of Medicine).

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Why did Avicenna write his medical textbook in verse?

Avicenna (980-1037) was a Persian writer and scientist who is regarded as one of the founders of modern medicine. I found it interesting to discover that his textbook on medicine was written in the ...